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Art and Art History Lesson Plans

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Arts-based lesson plans and projects for classrooms.
Thousands of free art lesson plans. Impressive.

More Recommended Lesson Plans

Awesome Library
A collection of links to lesson plans and lesson plan databases.
Core Knowledge Lesson Plans
Unit plans developed by teachers in Core Knowledge schools and presented at Core Knowledge National Conferences.
Crayola Lesson Plans
"Find hundreds of hands-on, standards-based lesson plans designed to . . . integrate the arts into the daily curriculum. . ." (quoted from the website)
Hotchalk Lesson Plans
Hotchalk Lesson Plans Page: Art Lesson Plans, Ideas, and Activities Lesson Plans organized by grade range.
Incredible Art Department
Many art lesson plans, student art exhibits, and links to other art sites.
Lessons from
"Simple, streamlined, 1-page PDF downloadable lesson plans designed and tested by real art teachers." (description from the website)
National Gallery of Art
NGA Classroom for Teachers and Students. Many teacher resources along with some lesson plans.
PBS Learning/Media
"PBS LearningMedia™ is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators." (from the website)
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
Extensive unit plans developed by Yale University in collaboration with the New Haven Public Schools.

Other Art Resources

Art History
Present on the web since 1995, this is an impressive collection of art history links.
Foundation Jacques-Edouard Berger - World Art Treasures
Slides of artwork, organized by period, location and artist.
Franklin Institute – Art Hotlist
An extensive list of links to art museums, artists’ websites, teacher resources, etc.
International Collection of Child Art
This database has over 8,600 original works of art made by children representing more than fifty countries and cultures.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Teacher Resources
Printed, audiovisual and electronic materials for classroom use.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Free educational materials, teacher guides, student worksheets, online interactives, online exhibitions, etc.


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